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Learn more about: Consecrated Life - Permanent Diaconate - Married Life - Single Life

Consecrated life

 "God calls you to make definitive choices, and he has a plan for each of you: to discover that plan and to respond to your vocation is to move toward personal fulfillment"... "Have the courage to "swim against the tide! And also have the courage to be happy." - Pope Francis address to the World Youth Day Volunteers

Have you considered responding to this call to consecrated life? If so, for more information contact Sr. Susan McCarthy, Delegate for Religious at smccarthy@mercywmw.org or 916-733-0246.

Women Religious Orders Men Religious Orders
Adorers of the Holy Cross
Catechists of Jesus Crucified
Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Faith
Daughters of Charity of Canossa
Daughters of the Holy Spirit
Discalced Carmelite Nuns
Dominican Sisters of Mary
Dominican Sisters of San Rafael
Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Missionaries of Charity
Religious of the Virgin Mary
Sisters of the Holy Family SHF
Sisters of the Holy Rosary of Fatima
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas (Auburn)
Sisters of Mercy, US Province
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
Sisters of St. Francis of Penance Christian Charity
Sister Servants of the Blessed Sacrament
Sisters of Social Service SSS
Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity
Trinitarians of Mary
Carmelite Fathers
Carmelites of Mary Immaculate
Cistercians of the Strict Observance
Cistercian Order of the Common Observance
Congregation of Mother Co-Redemptrix
Congregation of Oratorians
Congregation of the Passion
Crusade of the Holy Spirit
Dominicans (Order of Preachers)
Order of Friars Minor
Order of St. Augustine
Oblates of St. Joseph
Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter
Pro Ecclesia Sancta
Society of the Divine Savior
Society of Jesus (Jesuit)

 

Permanent Diaconate

In the light of Gospel values as lived by the early Christian community, the Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese of Sacramento exists to continue the effective ministry of the servant Christ responding to human needs. In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, Deacons are ordained for service, to fulfill a special role in the up building and activity of the local Church. As with all vocations, a man considering the Permanent Diaconate must discern God’s will for his life and whether he is being called to be a deacon. Learn more through the Office of Clergy Formation.

 

Married Life

The call to holiness very often is fulfilled in the vocation of spouse. The Sacrament of Marriage is the exchange of consent between spouses who mutually give and receive one another through the sacrament in service to God, each other, and their children.

Every couple must strive to recognize this holy bond in which they are called to live a sacred and saintly life.

Engaged couples are encouraged to ask themselves whether God is calling them to marriage — to a faithful, permanent and life-giving relationship that is, in essence, the foundation of the Christian family, or domestic church.  A premarital assessment and formal marriage preparation assist couples on their journey to answer the call to the vocation of spouse.

 

Single Life

All are called to live their life joined to Christ in Baptism.  For many, single life becomes the best way to fulfill their vocation whether being “single” is a choice or a circumstance.

Accepting the vocation of the single life means choosing to serve God as a member of the laity.  Single persons serve the Christian family through acts of love and service, in a variety of lay ministries.  Living a single life invites individuals to make a difference in their community and world as Jesus did.